Organisation Description Categories of Work Where Do They Work? Who Do They Work With?
Backcare - Bolton Helpline

Telephone and email helpline responding enquiries around backcare to maintain healthy backs. Offering information to prevent or care for back pain.

Health North West All
BAND (Building a New Direction) Economic, social and community development, Emotional Wellbeing, Health, Social services Bolton, Central and Great Lever BME, People with mental health issues
Bangladesh Welfare Association and Community Centre Economic, social and community development Bolton All
Bank Street Unitarian Chapel

Faith Group. Main worship 10.45 am Sundays

Religion Bolton Children (0 -12), Faith communities, Families / single parents, LGBTQ+, Older people
Bank Street Writers

Creative Writing Activities. First Wednesday of each month, 13.45 - 16.00

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bolton, Tonge with the Haulgh All
Bank Top United Reformed Church

We provide religious services, girls' uniformed organisations (Rainbows, Brownies and Guides), toddler groups, and lace and craft groups.

Religion Astley Bridge All
Barbodhan Muslim Welfare Society

Established in 1960, we provide social activities for our 2 thousand members. Our members are active in other community/religious groups as well

Religion Rumworth BME, Faith communities, Older people, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Be Strong Project

The Be Strong Project is a rehabilitation programme which is set within the heart of the local community and provides activities to ex offenders, drug/alcohol clients and prolific priority offenders. The activities are varied and consist of FREE Personal Development workshops (attendance is compulsory), FREE gym memberships, Thai Boxing, Swimming, bike riding and much more. Be Strong is not for the faint hearted and requires lots of hard work in order to reach the goals which are; become drug free, free from re-offending and become valuable members of society. You can't change your past but you can change your future and we will help you every step of the way.

Health, Housing, Law, crime, human/civil rights and information Bolton, Astley Bridge, Breightmet, Crompton, Farnworth, Great Lever, Halliwell, Harper Green, Heaton and Lostock, Horwich and Blackrod, Hulton, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Smithills, Tonge with the Haulgh, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor Alcohol & substance misusers, Homeless people, Offenders / ex-offenders
Beacon Bolton Counselling Service

Provision of counselling to anyone over the age of 16. Volunteers provide hourly counselling sessions Monday - Friday 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm;
Saturday 10.00 am - 12 noon; Monday - Thursday daily 10.00 am - 3.00 pm.

Health Bolton BME, Disabled people, Men, Older people, Alcohol & substance misusers, Unemployed people, Victims / survivors of crime, Women
Beest Explorers

To improve the social, physical and spiritual wellbeongof members through participation in a balanced programme of activities.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross Young people (aged 13-25)

Building a brighter future for children with special needs

Social services Bromley Cross Children (0 -12), Disabled people, Looked after children, People with learning disabilities, Young people (aged 13-25)
Blackrod Cricket Club
Blair Project

No one person can create success on their own – it takes team work and a helping hand. The Blair Project is championing a new breed of motorsports talent – kids from ordinary families who want to make it to the highest echelons of motor-sports, but lack the money to compete in major championships.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bolton Unemployed people, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council

Bolton and District Hospital Saturday offers simple and affordable everyday Health Cash Plans, Dental Plans and Private Medical Insurance from UK Healthcare, our wholly owned subsidiary.

Health UK Wide, North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton All
Bolton & District Multiple Sclerosis Society

Support for MS sufferers in the Borough. Respite care, adaption in the home and equipment (chairs, beds etc.)

Health UK Wide, Bolton All
Bolton & District Speakers' Club

The aim of the club is to provide a friendly, supported and structured environment for people of all abiliites to develop their speech-making skills. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bolton All
Bolton Adult Learners Group Education and research Bolton All
Bolton Advanced Motorists

we are dedicated to improving driving standards in the Bolton area. we organise advance driving courses in Feb, May, August and November each year. Practical training sessions take place on sunday mornings from chorley street car park Bolton a limited number of midweek sessions are available. To obtain an enrolment form contact Annette Gamble on 0161 797 1084 or email

Education and research Bolton BME, Men, Older people, Women
Bolton Alternative Transport

Re-cycling bicycles for re-use. Training in bike mechanical skills, repair and maintainence - promotion of cycling and cyling issues. Spare parts and advice.

Environment Bolton, Breightmet, Great Lever, Rumworth People with mental health issues, Refugees and asylum seekers, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Amnesty International

We support victims of human rights violations worldwide, support for example, domestic violence issues, violence towards women, gay, homeophobia issues, the death penalty. We meet the 4th Tuesday in the month, every 2 months but have subcommittees where appropriate. We fundraise regularly throughout the year.

International, Law, crime, human/civil rights and information, Supporting Voluntary and community organisations International, UK Wide, North West, Greater Manchester, Bolton BME, Faith communities, LGBTQ+, Refugees and asylum seekers, Unemployed people, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Arabic School

We meet about once a month to discuss any issues that are raised.

Education and research Heaton and Lostock Children (0 -12)
Bolton Armed Forces Centre

They provide advice and information to local and national government agencies on matters affecting the armed forces. To provide information and advice on issues concerning welfare, housing and pentions.
Enabling veterans to formulate collective views on issues and services.

Supporting Voluntary and community organisations Bolton Service and ex-service people
Bolton Art Circle

Leisure Art for artists, painting in oils, acrylic, watercolour and all media. Lectures, demonstrations by professional artists, visits to galleries, walks for sketching. Exhibitions for charity and fundraising.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Greater Manchester All, Disabled people, Families / single parents, LGBTQ+, Men, Older people, People with learning disabilities, People with mental health issues, Tenants and residents, Unemployed people, Women, Young people (aged 13-25)
Bolton Arts Information Network

BAIN is a voluntary sector arts group. Its work includes making films, putting on exhibitions, editing and film making tuition, and work with other voluntary groups to enable them to contribute to the arts in Bolton.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bolton All
Bolton Astronomical Society

The group aims to promote interest and education in astronomy, catering for both experienced and amateur enthusiasts, with the aim of attracting beginners. There are inside lectures and outside studies by members, and visiting guest speakers.
We meet on Tuesday evenings from September to May, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7.30 to 9.00pm.

Arts, culture, sport and recreation Bolton All